When moving into a new house for college you might expect some light troubles with landlords, the neighbors or your smelly housemates. The college kids in upcoming horror thriller The Bye Bye Man are in for something much scarier — they unwittingly unlock a supernatural being, played by Doug Jones, who they slowly realize may be responsible for possessing people and driving them to killing sprees.

The voiceover in the new trailer intones:

You hear the stories every day. You wonder what could possess a person to do such terrible things. But it’s not a matter of what made them do it, it’s a matter of who.

Former contortionist Doug Jones (Pan’s Labyrinth, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, Buffy The Vampire Slayer) plays The Bye Bye Man, a wraith doling out fatal farewells to the Wisconsin freshmen.

Jones is accompanied on-screen by Douglas Smith, Cressida Bonas and Lucien Laviscount, who play the students.

The trailer also makes the terrifying claim that it’s “based on true events”. Is it really? Hitflix questions the validity, sourcing the events told by “a close friend” of the author to a chapter in a 2005 non-fiction book by Robert Damon Schneck titled The Bridge to Body Island.

‘The Bye Bye Man’ will be released on June 3, 2016

Source: STX via EW

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